First campus Toys for Tots drive underway

First campus Toys for Tots drive underway

Goodwill recognizes the need for more support and said the Salvation Army is willing to work with other organizations to get the job done.

Dozens of local children will have toys under the tree this year and it's thanks to your help!

"We are still in need of donations as this is our busy time, with requests that we need to get filled and distributed by December 21", Ms. Reynolds said.

The drive is seeking new, unopened and unwrapped toys for children in Larimer County.

Toys For Tots is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. "I have three children of my own and it's just awesome to be able to give to those that are less fortunate that don't have parents at home, or anybody that can buy for them around Christmas time", Little said.

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"My partner Shannon and I chose to get involved so that we could help our community and give back, but we also wanted our kids to experience that not everyone is as lucky as they are", she said.

Toys for Tots collection drives are taking place nearly everywhere in Mid-Michigan, except Midland County.

Toys for Tots collects new toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts to children in need. Fortunately, the task at hand is a lot easier than fighting a war - it is giving back through Toys for Tots.

Chicopee grandmother, Eileen Labonte said the Toys For Tots drive has helped her grandchildren understand how rewarding "giving" can be.

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